Tuesday, May 31, 2011

More Routine Stuff

Yes, we’ve had several days of great weather in a row.  Yesterday was even pushing toward the hot side with quite a bit of humidity, however, it was far and away better than the cold/damp weather we had seen for the rest of May.  We’ll take it!!!  It’s nice to see the sun shining when we roll out of bed between 5 and 6 each morning.

Yesterday was a busy day for both of us.  Judy had a lot more activity in the office, still no where near as busy as KOA or LGE, but at least kept her occupied for awhile.  I, on the other hand, was busier than a one legged sailor in a butt kicking contest.  There were 24 departures which left lots of trash to be picked up, dirty restrooms, and lots of raking.  I ended up putting in a five hour day and was a pooped pup when I arrived home.  Today will be back to normal with only a half dozen sites to prep.

The sad part of this whole experience is that we haven’t even unloaded the bicycles from the bike rack.  It’s been way too cold and wet to think about riding, but now we only have a week and a half left here in Scarborough.  Hopefully the good weather will hold out and maybe, just maybe, we can get a bike ride in.  Who knows, our play mates, Mike and Peggy, might bring their bikes south on Friday and join us on the Eastern Trail (there are no hills on that trail).  We could ride out to Bug Light and back (that would only be about twenty miles round trip).

Come June 10th, the first thing that I’m going to do once we get set up at Topsham Fairgrounds is start washing the rig.  It is filthy.  Parking under the pine trees during the spring with all of this rain has left it dirty from top to bottom.  Pine trees are messy; lots of pine dust, pine needles, and, worse yet, pine pitch.  I’ll have the old Lestoil out for that job, that’s for sure. 

Lestoil is a pine based cleaner and removes pine pitch with little effort.  When we were just young tadpoles building “camps and forts” among the pine trees, my mom would soak our clothes in Lestoil and cold water over night.  They would come out of the washer clean and ready for us to head back to the pines.  Maine is the Pine Tree State, after all.

The count down to Randy and Terry’s arrival has begun.  Mike, Peggy, Judy, and I have been brainstorming some ideas for the six of us.  Randy, whose birthday is today (Happy Birthday, Randy), wants to visit DeLorme’s in Yarmouth, Terry would like to visit Boothbay Harbor, and we may take a trip to Rockland to visit the Transportation Museum; that’s a great tour if you like cars, trains, and planes.

Well, that’s all I have. It’s time to say so long for today.  Take Care Until Next Time - - - - -


  1. Bike Ride? Real Possibility.
    Friday? Just might work.
    20 mile? Out of the question!!